Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Dragonlordxxxxx, Feb 23, 2016.
Here's to going all in on American Bond.
Is it good or woke? serious question
Saw it last night and it was boring. Had a couple interesting parts but overall boring to the point where I was on the edge of leaving the theater. A few other people did leave the theater.
I was watching knives out and she is still pretty AF as a frumpy nurse. daniel craig oddly enough is also in that film doing a foghorn leghorn impression.
it actually would have made more sense for naomi harris to have been the next bond or maybe an issa rae but that would have still been silly SJW pandering.
Bond is White! Okay, now its settled
Idris is pretty up there in age for action stars. Would pretty much have to start looking for his replacement as soon as he took over.
Watched it last night.
I’d give it a 6.5/10.
Some of the dialogue is absolute dogshit, some of the cgi is jarring, and it felt like a Daniel Craig Mission Impossible movie.
There are some very cool chase scenes, some decent fight choreography, and nods to some classic bond films.
Glad I went to see it but far from the best bond.
Did you watch until the end of the credits?
Update: October 10, 2021
NO TIME TO DIE Debuts Slightly Behind Expectations with $56 Million at the U.S. Box Office
“No Time to Die,” the latest installment in the James Bond franchise, debuted to $56 million from 4,407 theaters at the domestic box office, a result that falls somewhat short of expectations and signals that even one of the most storied brands in film history is still being forced to contend with a moviegoing landscape that has been dramatically altered by the pandemic.
Heading into the weekend, “No Time to Die” was projected to make $60 million to $70 million in its first three days of release. Though not a disaster, the film’s final weekend total was expected to be higher because it received positive reviews and represented Daniel Craig’s final outing as the stylish secret agent.
In light of the ongoing pandemic, assessing initial box office results for “No Time to Die” isn’t as clear-cut. For some movies, especially during a public health crisis, an opening weekend of $56 million would be cause for great jubilation. But “No Time to Die” is no ordinary film. It carries a massive $250 million production budget, to say nothing of the more than $100 million marketing spend. Add in the tens of millions it cost to delay “No Time to Die,” which was supposed to premiere in April of 2020 before the pandemic altered those plans, and box office experts estimate that, conservatively, “No Time to Die” needs to gross at least $800 million at the global box office to make money in its theatrical window. For Bond, the franchise has numerous marketing partners and ancillary tie-ins, with Rolex, Aston Martin and more, that could help cushion potential losses.
Ticket sales at the international box office will be a huge factor in terms of profitability for “No Time to Die.” So far, audiences have been turning out overseas, where it has already made an impressive $145 million. Globally, the film has collected $313 million. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (“True Detective”) and co-starring Lea Seydoux, Rami Malek and Ana de Armas, the 007 adventure has opened in most major markets except for China (set for Oct. 29), a popular territory for all things Bond.
At the domestic box office, “No Time to Die’s” start ranks below recent series entries 2015’s “Spectre ($70 million) and 2012’s franchise-high “Skyfall” ($88 Million). The slightly muted results for “No Time to Die” are attributable to several factors, including hesitation among older audiences to return to theaters and its lengthy two-hour-and-45-minute runtime, which limited the number of screenings per day. It’s also the first Hollywood tentpole with real competition at the box office. Sony’s comic book sequel “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” opened last weekend and has continued to pull in crowds, which may have cannibalized ticket sales for Bond.
With “No Time to Die” claiming the No. 1 spot on domestic box office charts, the “Venom” follow-up slid to second place with $32 million, a figure that’s more than many pandemic-era releases have made in their entire theatrical run. In total, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” has generated a mighty $141 million in North America and $185 million worldwide.
Since Bond is a property that tends to skew toward older audiences, box office analysts haven’t been discouraged by the turnout for “No Time to Die.” In general, older moviegoers don’t make as much of an effort to watch a film on its opening weekend. Exit polls indicates that 64% of ticket buyers were male and 57% were over the age of 35. It scored an “A-” CinemaScore, a positive sign for the movie’s long-term prospects.
One promising note for the future of moviegoing: 25% of ticket buyers returned to theaters for the first time in more than 18 months for Bond, according to United Artists Releasing, the company distributing “No Time to Die” in the U.S. Universal is distributing the film in most international territories, as well as Canada.
Disney’s superhero adventure “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” landed at No. 4 with $4.2 million in its sixth weekend in theaters. Globally, the Marvel comic book adaptation has surpassed $400 million worldwide, making it the sixth-highest grossing film of the year. With $212 million in North America, it remains the biggest movie of 2021 at the domestic box office.
I hate that movie with a passion.
I only just saw it because im OCD about finishing films on my wait list it had about 5 mins of action and interesting plot. it is an overrated film. ana de armas and chris Evans gave the only interesting performances .daniel craig was ridiculous imitating foghorn leghorn
When they go back to retired James Bond, he was fishing at a dock and was wearing shorts and shirt that didn't fit him, looked a little Connery esq. Many references in this but it's not obnoxious
People are hating on Lynchs character being a 007 and shes a black lady or whatever, but she wasn't really emphasized much and none of it was bad.
Moneypenny like the last film, doesn't get to do much. Tanner is sort of just there.
Ralph Fiennes M was kind of mopey and in a bad mood the whole time. Ana De Armas Paloma was cool and all but not great or anything. Q was once again likeable and fun.
I need to see it again because I've forgotten a lot of it already, in the finale, bond and safin sit and talk to eachother about something.
Blofeld role in this movie was wierd
Just came from seeing it. I enjoyed it and gave it an 8.
Even if the movie isn't as woke as many feared it was going to be, the trailers and interviews from the cast & crew indicated it was going to be woke, so that turned a lot of the audience off.
*Spectre wasn't very good.
They say the impact of a 'bad' movie isn't felt on the series until a sequel's boxoffice results come in, and while Specter wasn't horrible it certainly wasn't anywhere close to being as good as Skyfall. Also Spectre was released 6 years ago, so the majority casual Bond fans have forgot the bits of the previous storylines this one was supposed to continue.
*Daniel Craig as James Bond is old. There's already been 4 Craig/Bond films across the last 16 years and there wasn't anything shown in the promotional material that we hadn't seen before, and this was the fifth, and Craig was 51 years old when this last movie was filmed.
Compare that to Pierce Brosnan who was in four Bond films across 8 years, and he was 48 years old in filming his last movie.
Anyway, its made $300 globally so far and it'll make profit, after advertising and theater cuts, but its not going to be the smash hit the studio was hoping it was going to be.
Saw it yesterday and agree, was moving around in my seat the last hour- looking at my watch. I felt nothing at the end of that film. Daniel Craig is not James Bond. Its just a joyless franchise since he came aboard. It was cool seeing Matera on screen in the beginning as that was the last place I traveled to right before COVID.
I'm a huge Bond fan and love Craig as the character. This movie was a good entry, but almost ruined by softening Bond up and adding WOKE BULLSHIT. Remi was a very week Villain, I didnt' even hate him. That was my main issue. The plot was decent, although it had holes, especially at the end. We all know they were going to go full woke for the next 007, and they went so far overboard it didn't even work in the current movie. They tried to say "hey, we made 007 a black unattractive female ! we are so woke!"-- but then they gave all the best scenes to Ana De Armas, and Lashana basically just shot a gun all movie. lmao!!!! And sneaking in Q is gay was cringe. As far as I am concerned, Bond is a womanizing Male, so this will be my last Bond I watch until they get back to who he is. There are plenty of other female spy bullshit movies out, and even advertised another called the 355 with Skinny models playing kick ass spys: Penelope Cruz, Diane Kruger, Lupita N'Yongo, and Fan Bingbing. Yes they got a white, a latina, a black, and an Asian.....none could even block a punch without breaking an arm. Cringe.
Your new 007:
I think it's GOOD. Look at the send off films for most Bonds- they are significantly worse in my opinion. Diamonds are Forever...fun enough but very silly and doesn't hold up so well on the rewatch.
Roger Moore- A View to a Kill- arguably his weakest entry outside of Moonraker.
Brosnan- Die Another Die- arguably his weakest entry (close to inarguable for me).
That leaves License to Kill for Dalton, which I thought was good but a bit overrated. And Lazenby's first and last film which was awesome (and which is referenced multiple times throughout No Time to Die).
Craig got a good send off. Was it the level of Skyfall and Casino Royale? No. But I absolutely enjoyed it. Interesting case to of the whole being better than the sum of the parts. I liked the overall effect and thought it played cohesively as a solid end to Craig's run. But there's a lot of little things that do not quite work in and of themselves.
Malek, like most of the Craig-era Bond villains, was not great. Five movies and I'd say Silva was the only awesome villain. But, much like Mads, you had a very good actor playing a not-so-memorable villain. That does make a difference. I thought Malek did an excellent job with his scene where he is talking to Bond about people wanting to be told how to live, and wanting to die while not looking. He was sending out tons of Dr. No energy which I'm sure is the point- though it was never emphatically stated, that's very clearly whom he was supposed to be. But there's just not much to the character. And even his plot is really murky. Who does he want to target? He's not trying to kill the entire population is he? But he's clearly trying to wipe out a large portion? Why. I thought the idea of a revenge-driven guy who is targeting not only people he despises but their family members made sense within the context of his plotline because of his own background of being part of a family that was slaughtered. But, otherwise, I didn't really get it.
I got the notion of him being tied to Madeline because of his sparing her, but why is he in love with her? What does it amount to? Does he want to make Madeline and her daughter his family. It did not seem that way even though he outright said it. Look at the point where he just lets the daughter wander off. It was murky. I have no real clue.
But he's a thoroughly convincing actor. So I really liked what he brought to the table even if the character was lacking.
Ana De Armis was great.
Lynch fit in the storyline nicely.
Always good to see Fiennes, Harris, Whishaw, Kinnear.
And Craig was great as usual. He and Seydoux sold the relationship between their characters very well.
Good action. Strong performances from Craig, Seydoux and the supporting cast. Well worth the watch.
Bond and Madeleine get very intimate at the start of this movie. Sexuality in Bond films is still good and better than Twilight. The sense of humor was sort of back in this as well. Hanz Zimmers score superb as usual. But Billies credits song was garbage.
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